Mo. Judge Trims 4 Bayer GM Rice Cases

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Friday struck down several Bayer AG defenses in four cases brought as part of multidistrict litigation over the company's genetically modified rice, which contaminated U.S. crops, but also dismissed several of the plaintiffs' claims.

Bayer has been battling lawsuits since the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in 2006 that a strain of the company's genetically modified rice, known as Liberty Link Rice 601, had contaminated the U.S. long-grain rice supply.

U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry granted plaintiffs Gulf Pacific Rice Co....
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Case Title

In Re: Genetically Modified Rice Litigation


Case Number

4:06-md-01811

Court

Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

Catherine D. Perry

Date Filed

December 19, 2006


Case Title

Texana Rice Mill, LTD et al v. Bayer CropScience LP et al


Case Number

4:07-cv-00416

Court

Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Other

Judge

Catherine D. Perry

Date Filed

February 27, 2007


Case Title

Kennedy Rice Dryers, L.L.C. v. Bayer Cropscience, LP, et al


Case Number

4:07-cv-01773

Court

Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

Catherine D. Perry

Date Filed

October 17, 2007


Case Title

Planters Rice Mill, L.L.C. v. Bayer Cropscience, LP, et al


Case Number

4:07-cv-01795

Court

Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

Catherine D. Perry

Date Filed

October 18, 2007


Case Title

Gulf Pacific Rice Co., Inc. et al v. Bayer Cropscience, LP et al


Case Number

4:08-cv-01545

Court

Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Tort Product Liability

Judge

Catherine D. Perry

Date Filed

October 7, 2008

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